Judge Rebuffs Challenge To Affirmative Action Ban

Law360, New York (March 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed out a suit that sought to reverse a Michigan law that bars race and gender from playing into government hiring and public university admissions.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge David Lawson granted Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's motion for summary judgment in the case over Proposal 2, dealing a blow to the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“The court believes that Michigan may limit the ability of discrete groups to secure an...
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